Mont-Tremblant National Park, which is also known as Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, is a provincial park in Canada located north of Mont-Tremblant, which is a town in the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec.
Mont-Tremblant National Park, which is Quebec’s oldest national park, is a popular region for tourists who come for summer and winter activities, such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, road and mountain biking, camping, and more. The park is managed by the Quebec government and its Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (SÉPAQ).
Mont-Tremblant National Park is a great place to explore by e-bike, and this article will answer all the questions you need to know before you plan your trip here!
Are e-bikes allowed in Mont-Tremblant National Park?
Yes, electric bikes are allowed in this national park. E-bikes are officially called “power-assisted cycles”, and riders must follow Quebec’s e-bike rules when riding in Mont-Tremblant National Park.
First, e-bikes must have an electric motor of 500 watts or less and a rechargeable battery. When the electric motor is not being used, the bike must allow the rider to pedal as though on a regular bike (e.g. a pedal-assist e-bike).
The e-bike must also include handlebars, pedals, and 2-3 wheels that touch the ground. The maximum speed must be 32 km/h (20 mph), and the e-bike must bear a specific compliance label and does not have to be registered. Lastly, wearing a bike helmet is mandatory.
How is Mont-Tremblant National Park organized, is it ready for cycling?
Since Mont-Tremblant National Park is a common site for cycling and other sports, the park is very well organized for biking and includes multiple bike trails and paths. Bike trails range from flat, paved roads to more challenging routes in the mountainous areas.
Riders should be aware that the park includes three main regions: the De la Diable sector, De la Pimbina sector, and L’Assomption sector. Bike trails within the De La Diable sector include Le Lac-Cassagne, La Descente, and La Chute-aux-Rats. In De la Pimbina there is La Renardière, Lac-Brochet, Le Boulé, La-Boucle-des-Chutes-Croches, and Le Ruisseau-aux-Mûres. In L’Assomption there is the Lac-de-L’Assomption loop.
Where to stay during the trip?
There are many shelter spots, such as campgrounds, hotels, and other lodgings, in the Mont-Tremblant National Park area.
If you are a camping enthusiast, there are campsites located in the De La Sablonniere, L’Assomption, Savane-Ouest, and Lac-Monroe regions, and much more. Visit SEPAQ’s full list of campsites here!
Hotel options in and near Mont-Tremblant National Park include Hotel Quintessence, Sommet des Neiges, Hotel Spa Le Suisse, Elysium Suites sur Lac, and more. Visit Booking.com and Expedia for more recommendations.
Where to eat? Or should I take my food with me?
There are many food options in and near Mont-Tremblant National Park, located anywhere between 1 and 20 km away from the park.
Some top café and restaurant options include La Maison De La Crepe, Au Gratin de Café, Le Shack, La Savoie, Fluide Juice Bar, Microbrasserie La Diable, Restaurant Coco Pazzo, and Restaurant La Quintessence. Visit this Trip Advisor link here for many more options.
Additionally, if you are looking to pick up snacks, ready-to-eat meals, or other food essentials for your e-bike trip, there are general stores and convenience stores located in each of the three park sectors (La Diable, La Pimbina, and L’Assomption).
What gear should I take on the trip?
If you are planning on taking an e-bike trip through Mont-Tremblant National Park, essentials include a helmet, route maps, e-bike charger, backpack, water, sunscreen, safety gear, sunglasses, reflective clothing, weather-appropriate bike clothing, front and rear lights, and side reflectors.
Additionally, for riders who are planning on taking multi-day trips or on camping/overnight shelter adventures, be sure to also bring your camping equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag, food, cutlery, dishware, valid ID, and wallet.
Where to charge my e-bike?
Currently, there are no official maps of e-bike-specific charging stations in Mont-Tremblant National Park. However, there are various electric vehicle charging sites within the regions. Resources like Chargehub can be referenced for a full list of electric vehicle charging stations and their locations.
Riders may also be able to charge their e-bike at some bike shops, hotels, cafés, and restaurants. As well, if cyclists decide to go with a guided e-bike tour, these companies may provide a list of charging spots.
What kind of e-bike do I need to ride in Mont-Tremblant National Park?
Riders can choose whether they want to ride on flat paths or traverse the more mountainous regions in Mont-Tremblant National Park. Depending on the trail you are taking, riders can choose between city cruisers, hybrid, or electric mountain bikes (eMTBs). Be sure to determine the trails you are planning to take before deciding which type of e-bike you will be bringing or renting.
Where can I rent an e-bike in Mont-Tremblant National Park, or should I take one with me?
Yes, there are a few e-bike rental options in Mont-Tremblant National Park and the surrounding area, which we will feature later in the article!
You can also bring your e-bike with you, but it’s important to ensure your e-bike abides by the Quebec regulations surround e-bikes.
What else I can do while on an e-bike trip Mont-Tremblant National Park?
The Mont-Tremblant region is known for its many natural landscapes but also includes various indoor activities. This includes the Casino de Mont-Tremblant, shopping and dining in Mont-Tremblant’s Pedestrian Village (which includes many boutiques, retail stores, and restaurants), and the Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant for a relaxing spa trip.
Visitors can also partake in other outdoor activities like the Skyline Luge, Tonga Lumina, dogsledding tours, golfing, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and lake swimming.
What is the best time of the year to visit Mont-Tremblant National Park on an e-bike?
One of the perks of Mont-Tremblant National Park is that e-cyclists can go in winter and summer! Riders who go in winter can do e-fat biking to conquer the cold and snowy conditions. If you are planning to go e-fat biking and are interested in doing other winter sports while in Mont-Tremblant National Park, the best time of year to go is in the winter months between November to February (temperatures range between -18 and -2 degrees Celsius).
However, for regular e-cycling, the best months to visit are in the summer between June to September, which has the most pleasant weather conditions (average highs go up to 25 degrees Celsius and can go as low as 9 degrees in the evenings).
Resources to help plan your trip
For more information on Mont-Tremblant National Park, visit the Tremblant official website here.
For cyclists who are interested in e-bike rentals and guided tours, the Tourism Mont-Tremblant website includes a list of options here, including company names like Cykel, Action Tremblant, and D-Tour Tremblant.
Companies like D-Tour offer multiple e-bike rental and tour options, where riders can choose their difficulty level and tour type (for example, tours can be self-guided, private, or group).
If you are a rider who wants to map out their own trails, visit the SÉPAQ website here for a full list of Mont-Tremblant National Park’s bike trails and their important details (like length, difficulty level, and more).
And lastly, if you are looking for more sights, activities, and attractions to see while you’re in Mont-Tremblant National Park, visit Canadian Sky, Culture Trip, Trip Advisor, and the Tremblant “Things to Do” page!
Take a quick look at Mont-Tremblant National Park via this video: